A photograph of a bride of Frankenstein toy. She lies on a miniature table.
Work by Stephen Rueff

Faculty member Stephen Rueff has curated an exhibition titled America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains at the Bellevue Arts Museum as part of his SuperMonster市City! initative. 

Organized around five themes—Unintended Consequences; Truth, Justice, and the American Way; Innocent Monsters; With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power; and Myths and LegendsAmerica’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains sheds light on the heroes, creatures, and villains that have captured the American imagination and the sociopolitical issues they reflect.

The exhibition also features a history of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ toys, a discussion of the evolution of materials and manufacturing, and a survey of censorship in American comic books.

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